Jamyra Gallmon, accused of stabbing DLA Piper associate David Messerschmitt to death in a robbery gone wrong, pled guilty to murder Thursday in Washington, D.C., court, after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.
Massey Energy Co.'s parent will have to pay former CEO Don Blankenship's legal expenses as he fights criminal charges over a deadly 2010 mine explosion, now that a Delaware Chancery judge ruled Thursday that an “unusual” undertaking pact does not allow for termination of the executive’s legal cover.
Chipmaker Avago Technologies Ltd. said Thursday it will spend $37 billion to acquire rival Broadcom Corp. in a deal guided by Latham & Watkins LLP that the firm said is the largest semiconductor transaction in history.
Cephalon Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $1.2 billion to settle a long-running antitrust suit accusing the company of paying generic-drug makers to hold off on launching their own version of narcolepsy treatment Provigil, handing the Federal Trade Commission a major victory in its decadelong campaign against so-called pay-for-delay patent settlements.
On the second day of trial for the former top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP accused of deceiving lenders and investors before the law firm collapsed, an attorney for Dewey’s former chief financial officer said allegedly damning emails touted by the government have been misconstrued as evidence of guilt.
A California federal judge on Wednesday granted class certification in a long-running, $100 million royalties dispute between the Turtles and Sirius XM Radio Inc., ruling the rock band’s proposed class could also include other owners of pre-1972 songs that the satcaster played.
U.S. authorities on Wednesday unveiled a racketeering case against top-level international soccer, charging executives at FIFA, the sport's global organizer, with taking $151 million in bribes to back tournament marketing contract applicants and warning more charges are likely in store in an ongoing investigation.